its grant on the project for SIM- 000. •: • It has been the city's stand, it ' outlined before the council by Cot- j poration Counsellor Manning, thit the city is entitled to cash the $43, j 500 certified check deposited with ! the board of local Improvement ' by the contractor as evidence of good faith. The state local Improvements jtt requires deposit of such a check- representing JO ; psrcent of the bW offered—with the bid. . --., Other Loose Ends from SeweJ Other loose ends from the Manning read 'to the aldermen a: letter from counsel for the Big .Four railroad requestlng.adoption of, an ordinance cancelling the easement with the Big Four and the Alton Railroad Go. had given the city .across their tracks for the- sewer ;£ne. Such an action, Manning said he : believed, was sought merely as a , clearing of the railroad companies'